Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
The University of Queensland
Website URL
early modern, witchcraft, devil, England, sixteenth-century, seventeenth-century, ghosts
Additional Contact Information

Personal Info

About Me

I am a historian of sixteenth and seventeenth-century England working on witchcraft, the Devil, ghosts, popular print and histories of emotion. I am based at the University of Queensland.

My book Witchcraft, the Devil and Emotion in Early Modern England was published by Routledge in 2017.

I am currently working on a new book on early modern English ghost beliefs and the links between ghost beliefs, emotional experience and religious change.

Recent Publications


Witchcraft, the Devil and Emotions in Early Modern England, London: Routledge, 2017.

ed. A Cultural History of Magic: Volume Three, The Early Modern Age, London: Bloosmbury Academic, under contract.

ed. Spellbound: Magic, Sorcery, Witchcraft Exhibition Catalogue, Brisbane: The University of Queensland Art Museum, realised in Feb. 2019 to coincide with exhibition of the same name.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

‘Male Witches and Familiar Spirits in Early Modern England’ under review with The Historical Journal, submitted May 2018.

‘Dangers of the Night: The Witch, The Devil and the Nightmare in Early Modern England’ accepted by Preternature for publication volume 7.2 in 2018.

‘Over-Familiar Spirits: Seventeenth Century English Witches and Their Devils’ in Emotions in the History of Witchcraft, ed. Laura Kounine and Michael Ostling (London: Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions, 2017), 173-189.

‘Familiars’ in Early Modern Emotions: An Introduction, ed. Susan Broomhall (London: Routledge, 2017), 340-343.

‘Church and Parish Records’ in Early Modern Emotions: An Introduction, ed. Susan Broomhall (London: Routledge, 2017), 115-118.

‘Rebecca West’s Demonic Marriage: Exploring Emotions, Ritual and Women’s Agency in Seventeenth-Century England,’ Women’s History, Spring (2016): 4-11.

‘Sleeping with Devils: The Sexual Witch in Seventeenth-Century England’ in Supernatural and Secular Power in Early Modern England, ed. Victoria Bladen and Marcus Harmes (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015), 207-231.

‘The Witchcraft Confederacy’ in A World Enchanted: Magic and the Margins: Essays in Honour of Charles Zika, ed. Michael Pickering and Julie Davies (Parkville: Melbourne Historical Journal Collective, 2014), 115-156.

‘Witchcraft and Deviant Sexuality: A Case Study of Dr Lambe’ in The British World: Religion, Memory, Society, Culture, ed. Marcus Harmes, Lindsay Henderson, Barbara Harmes and Amy Antonio (Toowoomba: University of Southern Queensland, 2012), 51-62.

‘The Witch’s Familiar in Sixteenth-Century England,’ Melbourne Historical Journal 38 (2010): 119-136.


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
Pre-17th century, 17th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Religion, Women